Old Bailey Proceedings, 11th September 1717.
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THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, AND

Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held for the CITY of London, and COUNTY of Middlesex, at Justice-Hall in the Old Bayly,

ON

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, being the 11th,12th,13th and 14th of this Instant September,1717. In the Fourth Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

BEfore the Right Hon. Sir JAMES BATEMAN , Kt. and Bart. Lord-Mayor of the City of London; the Worshipful Sir William Thompson , Kt. Recorder; Mr. Duncan Dee , Common Serjeant; with several of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors Names were as followeth:

London Jury.

John Hargrave

John Willmott

Robert Upp

George Newland

Jonathan Roberts

Charles Frye

Richard Arthur

Thomas Millward

Francis Smart

William Hulst

Joseph Jacobs

Benjamin Glover .

Middlesex Jury.

Robert Kent

Thomas Beckinton

Daniel Hawkins

John Illford

Nathaniel Ravenor

John Hinton

William Mattley

John Charlwood

John Bretridge

John Herns

Thomas Corbet

Robert Bowman .

The Proceedings were as followeth:

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Hannah Pinion , of St. Dunstan in the West , was indicted for privately stealing half an Ell of Muslin, value 3 s.2 Muslin Neckcloths 5 s.4 Pewter Plates 3 s. and 4 s.2 d. in Money, with some other Goods, out of the Dwelling-house of George Hurst , the 16th of July last. The Prosecutor depos'd the Prisoner was his Servant , and having stollen the Goods went away. Some of the Goods were found upon her at her Apprehension. She confessed the Fact before a Justice, which Confession was read in Court, but the Prisoner denied it upon her Trial; however the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Ann West , of St. Botolph's without Bishopsgate , was indicted for stealing a Suit of Curtains and Vallaince, value 16 s. out of the Shop of Thomas Gregman , the 30th of July last. The Evidence depos'd the Prisoner came into the Prosecutor's Shop while he was backwards, and carried away the Goods, and was immediately apprehended with them upon her. Altho' she denied the Fact, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

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Thomas Saunders , of London , was indicted for privately stealing a Perriwig, value 40 s from John Simpson , the 7th of August last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That going along Lombard street about 10 or 11 a Clock at Night, a Person followed him and snatched off his Wig; that he turning saw the Prisoner, who ran up Nicholas-lane; that he followed him up Nicholas-lane crying out stop Thief! whereupon he was stopt, and that there was no other Person but he: Other Evidences depos'd that the Wig was taken up a little way from him when he was apprehended. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying, perhaps the Button of his Coat might catch hold of it. However the Fact being plainly proved upon him, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

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George Hutchinson , and Anthony Waldron , of the Ward of Farringdon , were indicted for privately stealing a Cloth Coats, value 40 s. a Cloth Wastcoat 15 s. a Pair of Breeches 7 s.3 Yards of Cloth 45 s. and other Goods, out of the Dwelling-house of William Yerbury , the 30th of August last. The Evidence depos'd the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and took the Opportunity of conveying away the Goods out of a Closet and sold them; the Person who bought them of him came in an Evidence against him. The Prisoner pretended that Anthony Waldron took them, telling him that his Master had given them to be divided betwixt them. But there being no Proof of him Assertion, and Waldron having a very good Character given him by several Persons of Repute, and by his Master himself, the Jury acquitted him, and found Hutchinson only Guilty of the Indictment.

He was likewise a second time indicted for stealing a Perriwig, value 6 l. of the said Mr. Yerbury from his House at Hampstead. The Evidence depos'd the Prisoner being sent from the Prosecutor's House at London to his House at Hampstead along with a Gentleman that went to see his Master, after his going away the Wig was missing; the Prisoner was taxed with it but denied it, whereupon he was turned away; Henry Bulman depos'd, that he bought the Wig of the Prisoner, and that he told him it was the Wig of a Gentleman that died at Oxford of the Small Pox, and so the Deceased's Relations not caring to wear it, they gave it him; and that he bid him come again and he would sell him his Livery, but when he went he found the Prisoner was gone from Mr. Yerbury; whereupon he carried the Wig to Mr. Yerbury, upon which he was apprehended: Whereupon be owned the taking of the Wig; however denied it on his Trial, saying that he found it in the Road near Hampstead; but this did not avail him. The Fact being plain, the Jury found him Guilty of this Indictment also.

[Death. See summary.]

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Thomas Panting alias Panton , of St. Mary Woolnoth , was indicted for falsly and deceitfully uttering 110 light Guineas which had been fired, he knowing them to be so, to one Thomas Shanks , Servant to in Lombard street, the 2d of July last. The Council for the King having succinctly opened the Charge against the Prisoner, setting forth the infinite Detriment that such Diminution of the Coin would be to the Publick supported their Charge by the following Evidence. Mr. Edes depos'd, That there having been a Parcel of Guineas paid in at his Shop by a Stranger some few Weeks before, some of which proved to be light, having been filed, he gave Order to his Servants when any Stranger came to pay in Money again, to take particular Care to see that they had not been filed; that thereupon the Prisoner coming the 2d of July, brought the Sum of 303 Guineas, some new some old, desiring a Note for them in the Name of John Smith; that the Guineas having been told, they were brought to him in a Shovel into the back Shop, and having sorted them took ten of them together, rubbing his Finger over the Edges of them, and perceived some Gold Dust like fine Filings come off upon his Finger, and some Particles to lie upon the Board where the Guineas lay; that they weighed them and found 110 of the 303 to be light, wanting about 18 d. per Guinea. Whereupon he went to the Prisoner, who waited for his Note, asking him who recommended him to pay the Guineas to him; the Prisoner answer'd him, one John Smith a Clothier living at Beesely in Gloucestershire; to which he replied he did not know any such Person; to which he made Reply, he must know him, for he had paid Money in to him before. Upon which he told him the Guineas were many of them light and had been filed, and therefore he must detain him till he could give him an Account of himself and Satisfaction how he came by those Guineas. He giving him some unsatisfactory and evasive Answers, and being in some Confusion, was for going, saying he had some Business upon the Exchange; whereupon he told him he must detain him, and if he would not consent to stay, he must charge an Officer with him; Whereupon he did consent to stay; but desired a Porter might he called to send home with a Message to his Wife, which they did permit him; and that he desired him to send for some that could gave an Account of him, but he not doing it, he sent to Mr. Pinkley the Warden of the Mint , who coming to him, they interrogated as to his Circumstances, and how he came by the Guineas, and likewise being told that he had not long before paid in 300 and odd Pound, desired to know to whom he had paid this Note, to which he gave no satisfactory Answer; they carried him before the Lord-Mayor, and there mention being made of the Weight of the light Guineas, he said he did not know what a Guinea should weigh, and had never weigh'd a Guinea in his Life, my Lord asking him the like, Questions, he gave nothing but trifling Answers, where upon he was committed to Newgate: This was confirmed by Mr. Thomas Shunks and Mr. Rogers, who added, that upon Mr. Edes's enquiring of the Prisoner, as has been before related, he appeared to be very dejected, and trembled. Mr. Pinkley depos'd, that then mention being made of going to search his House, he having had the Opportunity of sending home a Porter before, it was most advisable to defer that for some time, till they should think they would probably take no farther Notice; and accordingly deferred the Search for 3 or 4 Days, when taking a Warrant and Officer they went to his House, found it, an House of small Appearance, of about 5 or 6 l. per Annum; that the Window-shutters below Stairs were kept shutt, and that knocking at the Door a Lad came, who talking with them over the Hatch seem'd unwilling on let them come in till he told him he must come in, having a Warrant, and therefore if Opposition was made, must use Violence; whereupon they entring found the Furniture within meaner than the House without, the whole amount of the Inventory of the Furniture in their Opinion not to exceed 5 or 6 l. that going up Stairs there was a Loom or two, and a Lad puddling about something, but could find nothing of what they expected; that there was a Man who pretended to be Brother to the Prisoner, and that being in the Workshop they espy'd a Door that went out of it into another Room, they desired to see it opened; the Brother was very unwilling, saying, they could not, for he had not the Key, whereupon setting his, Foot against it, the Door flew open. And the Room was very dirty and dusty, land some small Parcels of Money lying in several Places, and the Furniture exactly answerable to what they had seen before; that there was in it a Bed, but a very sorry old torn thing, and an old Trunk; they desired the Trunk might be opened, but the Brother saying he had not the Key, they replied then they must break it upon; where upon he fetched a Key, which tho' not the Key of the Trunk they got it open; that in this Trunk in one Parcel was 93 Guineas, in another 193 and a half, in another 187 and a half, then searching about the Bed, there was under the Bed some old Bottles, and the Constable feeling with his Staff felt a Cloth, and found in it 346 Guineas, of which there were 20 that had been filed. And that all these Parcels of Guineas were fresh new Guineas, very fair, and either King George's or Queen Anne's, and that they found a Pair of Gold Scales, and Weights for a Guinea, a half Guinea and Grains, but no other Weights, and that they found a Paper upon which there seemed to appear among some Dust something to shine as if there had been in it some fine Filings of Gold or some other Metal, and that they found likewise a Subpoena in Relation to a Suit of his depending, which he carried on in Forma pauperis. These Circumstances were generally confirm'd by the Officer and those that were present at searching the House. Mr. Pinkley deposed, that afterwards going to him in Newgate, they desired him to give them Satisfaction how he came by the said Parcels of Money, to which he answer'd very evasively he had received it of various Persons in small Sums as 5 or 10 l.&c. and that his way of getting it was by his Employments, sometimes as a Weaver. Sometimes as a Solicitor at Law, and sometimes in Stock-jobbing,&c. But that they suspecting that he had received the Money from some Accomplices who had furnished him with it in order to file, or at least to put off, they promised him if he would discover that he should not be prosecuted, but he refused to make any, saying it was his own Money. Mr. Edes likewise deposed, that in order to inform himself who this John Smith was at Beesely in Gloucestershire, in whose Name he would have taken a Note for the Money, he sent to the Minister of the Place and received from him two Letters, which were produced in Court: The Import of which was, that he had made very diligent Inquiry, and that there was no such Person there. Several of his Neighbours appeared in Court, and deposed, that he had the Repute of a Man in mean Circumstances, among which were the Officers of the Parish, who deposed that about 2 or 3 Years since, the Prisoner being rated 4 d. per Month to the Poor, they could never get any Money, but always when they went found the Doors shut, and some body or another to answer him out of the Window, but when they were a going out of their Office had obtained a Warrant to make Distress, did with much Difficulty get into his House to distrain for 15 s.2 d. but when they came in found not Movables worth their taking, and that he said he was a poor Man and not able to pay, but they resolving to cut a Piece of Stuff out of the Loom, he said it was none of his own; but at last muster'd up 10s. which he said was all that he had, and engaged one of the Officers who was his Neighbour to lay down the 5 s. for him. Others deposed that his Trade he carried on was very inconsiderable; and a Lodger in his House said, that he seemed to be very necessitous, being always very pressing for his Rent as soon as ever Quarter-day was past. Several other Things were deposed that tended to prove that he was reputed a Man of mean Circumstances; so that it was more than probable that he must have Accomplices who had supplied him with this Money, in order either to diminish or utter, or both. This the Council for the Prisoner endeaveor'd to obviate by producing Witnesses how he might come by this Money, and that consequently it was his own, that it was what he had been scraping together for this 15 to 16 Years by working hard with his Hands, racking his Brains and starving his Belly, and likewise urging that a Man might put away false Money unknowingly. They called a great many Witnesses, some depos'd that they knew about 13 or 14 Years ago he came to Town and brought with him Cloth which he sold here to the Value of 70 l. that he had since that worked Journey-work, and afterwards traded for himself; that he had the Repute of a Mony'd Man; that he had lent Money upon Pawns, to be paid by weekly Payments; that he had discounted Notes: And one said he had lent 100 l. upon Security, which Money was paid again not long before his Apprehension for this Fact: and another particularly testified, that 5 or 6 Years since he' desired him to look out for a Purchase for him worth 5,6 or 700 l. and that he showed him the Money to pay for it. Another said he had offered to buy some Houses for 200 l. that he had the Reputation of an honest fair-dealing Man; that he was very frugal and saving, making Advantages of his Money every way he could, contenting himself with bare Necessaries at home and abroad, and many Things of the like Nature. T o which the Council reply'd, that the Prisoner had produced no such Person as John Smith a Clothier of Beesely in Gloucestershire, who recommended him to pay the 303 Guineas to the said Messieurs Green and Edes; that an honest fair-dealing Man had no occasion to make use of such Falsifications in paying his own Money into a Goldsmith's Hand; that he had yet made no Proof how he came by these Sums of Money, inasmuch as excepting the 100 l. said to be paid to him; the Notes said to be discounted, were most of them some considerable time before, and the Sums themselves but small, and together amounting to no Sum comparable with 1100 l. which Sum of Money was found upon him in Gold. They observed likewise, that this could not be likely to be Money that he had boarded up, because they were all of them new Guineas, sit for filing: They observed likewise, that he had no Proof of any considerable Dealings in this Trade, whereby to procure such a Sum; that he had produce'd no Proof of his dealing in Stocks, Exchequer-Notes, or any thing relating to Publick Credit, no, not so much as his having bought or sold one single Exchequer-Bill. As to his taking in Pawns, they observed likewise, that the Persons who search'd his House had deposed they found no such Pawns (except a Gold Chain of small Value, a Gown and Petticoat,3 or 4 Rings in the Trunk aforesaid) nor no Books of any Account of any such Dealings in any of these Occupations. They likewise observed, that this Action of uttering the Guineas was very unlike an Old Gripe, as his Council had been labouring to prove him, in that no Man that was Convetous in improving Money would pay Money into the Hands of a single Goldsmith upon his bare Note which allows no Interest, when he may for it have Exchequer Notes on Parliament Security,&c, which bear Interest. They observed likewise, that such Persons did not use to leave such a Sum as 470 l. so carelesly as in old Clouts under a Bed. They observed also, that tho' the Prisoner said before the Lord. Mayor that he never weigh'd a Guinea in his Life, yet a Pair of Gold Scales and Weights were found in his Room; and many other Things by which it appear'd highly probable that it was Money he was furnish'd with from some other Persons, for the said fraudulent and pernicious Intent and Porpose: and however, were it his own, the Suspicion was the stronger upon him, in that he had given no Proof of whom, when or where he receiv'd them, or what honest Intent he could have in paying them to Messieurs Green and Edes. The Jury considering these Circumstances, after a long Consultation brought him in Guilty of the Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

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Thomas Hoskins , alias Matthews , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for privately stealing a Perriwig, val.30 s. out of the Shop of Thomas Hodgkin , the 5th of September last. The Prosecutor deposed, the Prisoner came to his Shop to pawn a Watch, and while he was gone to change a Guinea, took the Wig, and went away with it, and was taken with it on his Head. The Prisoner pretended the Prosecutor lent him the Wig. The Jury nevertheless found him guilty of the Indictment.

He was a second time indicted for stealing a Silver Watch from Tho. Higson the 5th of September last. The Prosecutor's Son deposed, That he having been drinking with the Prisoner he went home with him, and going into the Work-shop where, while he was shewing him a Repeating Clock, and making it strike, he took the Watch and went away with it. The Prisoner pleaded the Watch was given him by the Prosecutor's Son to pawn or sell for him, but the Jury not believing it, found him guilty of this Indictment likewise.

[Death. See summary.]

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George Hayns of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Hat value 5 s. and a Perriwig val.15 s. from Jacob Coler , the 5th of August last. The Prosecutor deposed. That going along Drury-lane about 11 a Clock at Night, his Hat and Wig were pulled off, that he pursued the Prisoner, crying, Stop Thief, whereupon he was stopp'd. Another Evidence deposed, That when they laid hold of him, he threw the Hat and Wig behind. The Prisoner denied the Fact, but it being plainly prov'd upon him, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

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and Ann Wright were indicted for receiving 12 pewter Dishes,28 pewter Plates,a Table-cloth, and other Goods , the Property of John Knipe , the 16th of August last. The Prosecutor deposed, That having been robbed, he searched the Prisoners Houses, and found a Table-cloth in the Custody of M -, and a pair of Stockings and a Handkerchief,&c upon Ann Wright. N - M - deposed, That she keeping a publick House, one John Wright and William Neeland came to her House to drink, had something likewise to eat, and that she laying a Cloth, they took her Table-cloth, and left another in the room of it. Several Persons appeared to her Reputation, so it appeared probable; wheneupon the Jury acquitted her. Ann Wright pleaded the things were given her by her Husband. The Jury likewise acquitted her.

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John Morgan of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Silver Mug, val.3 l. out of the Dwelling-house of Tho. Proctor the 13th of April last. The Fact was proved. But it was within the Act of Grace, being committed before the 6th of May, and but a single Felony .

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John Lynn and William Webberlin of St. Martin's in the Fields , were indicted for privately stealing a Silver Tankard value 8 l. out of the Dwelling-House Francis Blaks the 30th of August last. The Evidence deposed, That Webberlin came about 8 of the Clock at Night to drink, and a few Minutes after comes Linn, saying, one Mr. Philips a Coach-maker was coming to him, but took no Notice one of another, but sat one in Sight of another, that Linn went away with the Tankard, the Prosecutor's Wife following him to the Door, calling after him, and that Webberlin was, paying the Reckoning, and would have gone away, that he was seen to bring out the Tankard, and apprehended, but had first dropped it in the Street as he said. Webberlin denied being concerned in it, but owned he knew Linn. Linn did not deny the Fact, but said, that Webberlin had put him upon it, and that they both went there with that Design, and that Webberlin lent him a Wig and Gloves that he might make the better Appearance, and gave him a Sign when he should move off with the Tankard. Webberlin did not deny but that he knew him, and did lend him a Wig, but said it was to go to see a Friend in. The Jury found Linn guilty of the Indictment; and tho' the Suspicion was very strong against Webberlin, they acquitted him.

[Death. See summary.]

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Jane Townsend , Margaret Hardcastle , and Elizabeth Davis alias Jones , of St. Martin's in the Fields , were indicted for stealing 2 Yards of Blue and White Linnen, val. s. out of the Shop of William Seward , the 28th of August last. The Evidence deposed, that the Prisoners came to buy Linnen, and bought to the Value of 34 s. that two of them went away under

pretence to fetch Money, Elizabeth Davis staying behind, and after some time seeming uneasy that they staid so long, said she would go see for them; but was seen to take the Linnen and carry out of the Shop, and when she was apprehended it dropped from under her Petticoats. Davis owned the Fact, but said one of the others gave it her; thereupon the Jury found Davis guilty to the Value of 10 d and acquitted the other two.

Jane Townsend , and Margaret Hardcastle , were a Second time indicted for privately stealing 7 Yards and a half of Blue and White Callico, value of 20 s. out of the Shop of Tho Shelton , the 8th of August last. The Prosecutor's Daughter deposed the Prisoners came into the Shop to cheapen Blue and White Callico; that she show'd them five Pieces, but they did not buy any, but immediately after they were gone she missed one Piece. The Prisoners denied the Fact, but however the Jury found them both Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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Elizabeth Richardson , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Petticoat, value 5 s. and a Flannel Petticoat, val.2 s. out of the House of Thomas Turner , the 29th of August last. The Prosecutor's Wife deposed, that she entertaining the Prisoner to assist her in doing some Business about the House, she put on her Clothes and left her her Rags and went away. The Fact was plainly proved; the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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John King , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for breaking the House of John Snelling , the 7th of this Instant Sept . and stealing thence a Quilt, value 25 s. a Gown and Petticoat, val.20 s. the Goods of John Macarty . The Prosecutor deposed, being from home her Door was broken open and the Goods stolen, and found where he had pawned them. Another Evidence deposed, that hearing there were Thieves in a House, he ran up Stairs, and opening a Trap-door saw the Prisoner on the Ridge of a House; upon which he gave Notice, and another Person got out on the top of another House, and being betwixt them, they bid him surrender himself; upon which he set his Hands upon the top of a Chimney and jumped into it; that they came to him and pulled him out. The Prisoner denied the breaking of the House, saying the Door was open. The Prosecutor having been abroad some time, and so could not swear to the Time when it was broken open, the Jury found him guilty of the Felony to the Value of 4 s 10 d. but acquitted him of the Burglary .

[Branding. See summary.]

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John Rose , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing 3 lb. of Thread, value 12 s the Property of Thomas Humphreys , the 3d of Sept . last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was putting some Goods into a Box in his Shop near the Street, the Prisoner came behind him, and putting his Hand under his Arm took the Parcel; that he turned immediately and apprehended him, but he had dropped it. The Prisoner denied the Fact, but the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 4 s.10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

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Dorcas Stanes , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Gown and Petticoat, val.20 s. the Property of Richard Duffell , the 9th of Sept last. Dorothy Duffell deposed, that having been abroad, at her return she found her Door broken open and her Goods gone, some of which were found upon the Prisoner, and she told where she had pawned the rest. The Prisoner denied the Fact: However the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 4 s.10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

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Amy Thomson , of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Hat, value 2 s.6 d. the Property of Robert Bent , the 24th of August last. The Prosecutor depos'd his Hat was lost out of his House: another Evidence depos'd he bought it of the Prisoner. The Prisoner pleaded she found it, so the Jury acquitted her.

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John Dickenson , of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for assaulting and robbing Isabel Wilson on the Highway, and taking from her a Gown and Petticoat, val.20 s. the 21st of August last. The Prosecutor depos'd the Prisoner came to her as she was going along the Street, and pulled the Goods away by force and run away, but being pursued dropped them and was taken. The Prisoner pretended he hearing an Outcry of Stop Thief, ran in pursuit and was taken for the Thief; but this story being grown too common to be believed, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

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William Rose , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for breaking the House of William Towers , and stealing 4 dozen pair of Stockings value 6 l , the 27th of January in the first Year of his Majesty's Reign . The Prosecutor deposed that his Door was opened about 10 of the Clock at Night, and the Goods stollen. James Evans deposed that the Prisoner with a Knife put back the Lock, and stole the Stockings, while he stood to look out, and that a Boy in the interim coming out of a Cellar underneath the Shop, he threw his great Coat over him and hugg'd him, that he might not see the Prisoner go off with the Stockings. This Circumstance was confirm'd by the boy, he adding that he called him his dear Jemmy, kissing and hugging him, and when he got from him he found the Shop-door open and the Prosecutor robbed. The Jury thereupon found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

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Margaret Shropshire , of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Corral value 30 s, the property of Mary Fledam , and some other Goods, out of the dwelling house of Jonas Cockball the 21st July last. The Prosecutor's Wife deposed, that the Prisoner complaining she had been robbed of her Clothes,&c. coming out of the Country, she took her into her House as a Servant and lent her Clothes to wear; she pretending she had more Clothes and Money coming, the Prosecutor went with her to the Carriers, and she carried the Corral,&c with her, and gave him the drop when they came to the Carriers. The Corral was found where she sold it, and the Fact being plainly prov'd upon her, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

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John Green , of St. Martin in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Damask Silk Gown and Petticoat, value 8 l. and a Suit of Headclothes,20 s. out of the Shop of Mary Shaw , the 10th of August last. The Prosecutor depos'd that he sent a Boy to carry the Goods to Col. Floyer 's. The Boy deposed, that going along the street near Charing Cross the Prisoner stood in an Entry and called him, offering him two Pence to go to the Devil Tavern to bid them send 4 Bottles of Wine that he had paid for, bidding him give him his Bundle to hold while he came back; but he would not do that, but went to a Shop at the next Door and left them, and that when he was gone, turning back perceiv'd the Prisoner go into the Shop and take his Bundle and go off; so he follow'd him crying after him. Two other Persons that live at a Coffee-house, hearing the Boy, pursu'd the Prisoner to Whitehall-bridge, where he was going to take Water, and apprehended him with the Bundle. The Prisoner had nothing to say in his Defence, but that he was in Liquor, whereupon the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17170911-21

William Nichols , of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Hats and a Napkin, value 5 s.6 d. in the dwelling house of Richard Richardson , the 10th of this Instant September ; the Fact being plainly proved upon him, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

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Elizabeth Mash , of St. Katharines , was indicted for privately stealing out of the dwelling house of Roger Horrocks two Guineas , the 27th of July last. The Prosecutor's Wife deposed the Prisoner was her Servant , and took the Guineas out of a Bag in which were twelve. But the Evidence not being full enough, she was acquitted .

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William Lane , of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for Assaulting on the High Way and Robbing Thomas Row of a Hat value 5 s. and a Perriwig value 30 s. the 22d of August last. The Prosecutor deposed, that going along the Strand between 10 and 11 a Clock at Night his Hat and Wig were taken off that there was no body near him but the Prisoner, that he called out stop Thief, and follow'd him, and never lost sight of him till he was taken. Another Evidence deposed he saw him throw them down before he was taken, and they were taken up. The Prisoner pleaded, that he hearing the Outcry ran to catch the Thief, and was taken for him. However the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

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John Marriot , of London , was indicted for privately stealing 40 yards of Flanders Lace, value 32 l. from the Person of Abraham Devicq , the 10th of this Instant Sept . The Prosecutor deposed that walking upon the Exchange it was pick'd out of his Pocket; and some others having their Pockets pick'd like wise, it was noised on the Exchange, and the Prisoner was seized making off, and being search'd it was found upon him, and likewise 6 Handkerchiefs in his Breeches. The Prisoner pretended he found them upon the Exchange: but the Jury for all his pretence found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17170911-25

Isabella Lewis , of St. Giles's Cripplegate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 19 Guineas and a half,4 Gold Rings, value 3 l.10 s. and 20 s. in Money , the Property of Jane Bird , the 31st of July last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner was recommended to her for a Lodger, but being troublesom to her in the Night, she bid her get another Lodging; that she went out in the Morning leaving her in Bed, bidding her hang up the Key at a Neighbour's House, where it used to be left; and that when she came home she found her Door lock'd, and her Money gone. Tho' there were several Circumstances that gave very great Cause of Suspicion, the Jury not thinking the Evidence sufficient, acquitted her.

Reference Number: t17170911-26

Isaac Russel , of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard, value 6 l. out of the dwelling House of Samuel Smith , the 29th of July last. The Evidence deposed, the Prisoner came in with two other Men to drink, that the other two Men took the Opportunity to go away with the Tankard, and he attempted to go after them, but was stopped by the Maid; and that when he was charged with being concerned in stealing it, he said, they need not make such a Noise about it, they should have it again on the Morrow. The Prisoner pleaded he was very much in Drink, and knew nothing of it; that he knew not the Men, nor whether he pick'd them up or they him: several Persons appeared who gave him a good Character, but

saying he would get drunk sometimes, and when he was so, lost his Memory, that he knew nothing the next Morning he said or did the Night before: whereupon the Jury acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17170911-27

John Mash , of St. Brides , was indicted for Assaulting William Baker on the High Way, and Robbing him of a Silver Watch value 4 l. and a Hat value 8 s. on the 16th of August last. The Prosecutor deposed, that as he was going along Fleet street about 11 a Clock at Night, the Prisoner following him came up to him, and putting his Foot before him, gave him a Blow on the Back and threw him down, and at the same time he felt his Watch to the pulled from him, and that another snatch'd off his Hat, clapping an old one upon his Head, that he got up immediately, and saw his Watch hanging from him, he pursued him crying out, and never lost sight of him till he was apprehended by another. The Prisoner denyed the Fact, but the Jury nevertheless found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17170911-28

John Santeloe , was indicted for an Assault on Tho. White , with an Intent to rob him . The Prosecutor deposed that going along Holbourn he catch'd hold of the Hand of the Prisoner in his Pocket. The Prisoner denyed the Fact, saying he only happen'd to stumble against the Prosecutor: so the Jury acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17170911-29

Thomas Wiggins alias George Holmes , of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Ridinghood and other Goods in the Value of 30 s. the Property of John Noble , on the 2d of July last: but there not being sufficient Proof he was acquitted .

He was a second time indicted for breaking the dwelling house of Eliz Grariff , and stealing 3 doz. and half of Gloves, value 40 s the 9th of August last: but the Prosecutor not swearing positively to him he was acquitted of this likewise.

Reference Number: t17170911-30

Margaret Jones of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 2 Linnen Frocks value 5 s. the Goods of Jonas Fleming , on the 10th of August last. The Evidence deposed the Prisoner came to the House desiring liberty to go into the Yard, and coming in again would needs drink with them for their Civility; and sitting down found an Opportunity to steal the Frocks: the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17170911-31

Henry Floyd , John Dermee , and Stephen de la Force , of St. Leonard Shoreditch , were indicted for breaking the Dwelling House of Tho Pate , with an Intent to steal , on the 14th of August last. The Watchmen deposed, that going their Rounds they saw the Prisoners lurking about the Prosecutor's Door at two a Clock in the Morning, and found the Door broken open, whereupon they apprehended them: that they found Instruments about them for such Designs. The Prisoners made use of some trifling Excuses for their being there at that time, and there being no positive Proof of the Fact against them, they were acquitted .

Reference Number: t17170911-32

Mary Hall , of St. James's Westminster , was indicted for breaking the dwelling House of , and stealing Human Hair, Razors, and other Goods to the value of 45 s. the 30th of August last. The Prosecutor deposed that his House was broke open and his Goods stolen; a Constable deposed that being upon the Watch in Cheapside a Watchman brought the Prisoner to him with the Goods in her Apron about 2 a Clock in the Morning: the Watchman deposed, he meeting the Prisoner examined her what she had in her Apron, she told him things for the Christening her Sisters Child; but he finding them to be no such things, carried her to the Constable: the prisoner in her defence alleged they were given her by another Woman to carry; but this did not avail her, the Jury thereupon found her Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17170911-33

Abel Downes , was indicted for a Misdemeanour, in breaking the House of John Forder , with an Intent to steal , on the 6th of this Instant September . The Evidence against the prisoner deposed, that going along about 2 a Clock in the Morning, he saw the prisoner with two more breaking open the prosecutor's House, and that the Watch coming with their Lanthorns they all ran away, and the prisoner happened to run against him, and he caught him in his Arms. The prisoner being one of those Criminals that had made himself an Evidence, and had gotten out of New-prison about three Weeks before, and pretended on his Tryal he had enter'd himself on board a Ship to go to Jamaica, and was come up to fetch his Clothes, and so was taken; but this pretence not being believed, the Jury found him Guilty of the Misdemeanour.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17170911-34

Mary Jackson , of the Parish of St. Botolphs Aldersgate , was indicted for privately stealing 36 yards of Ferret, value 4 s.6 d. out of the Shop of John Ford , the 4th of July last. The Evidence deposed the Prisoner, came to the Prosecutor's Shop to buy some Ferrer, and privately took the piece and went off with it, but was immediately brought back and searched; but she telling them she was with Child and threatning them, they did not make a thorough search; but afterwards as she come down Stairs it dropped from under her Coats. She denied the Fact, but it being so plain, the Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17170911-35

James Ellikar , of St. Butolphs Aldersgate , was indicted for stealing a Perriwig, value 43 s. from the Shop of Francis Boustel , the 19th of August last: the Prosecutor's Servant deposed the Wig was on a block in the Window, and that he saw the Prisoner catch it off from the Block and go off, that he followed him and apprehended him. The prisoner denied the Fact; but it being plain against him, the Jury found him Guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d.

[Branding. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17170911-36

, of Hayes , in the County of Middlesex, was indicted for Robbing of Henry Purse on the High Way, and taking from him a Whip value 1 s a Canvass Bag value 1 l and 6 s. in Money , the 23d of August last. The Prosecutor deposed, that coming from Wickham Market about 7 of the Clock in the Evening, in Hayes Parish three Men came up to him, two of them on Grey Horses, and one of them on a Black Horse; that one of them laid hold of his Horse's Bridle, and damning him commanded him to let it go, which he did; that then the other two came up to him and rifled him, one of which was the Prisoner; that they took his Money from him and his Whip, and bid him alight from his Horse; they took off the Saddle and turned the Horse loose, and then rode away one after another, leaving him there. He swore positively the Prisoner was one of them that rifled him he sent to a Friend's House, one Mr. Nicholas, that lived about 3 quarters of a Mile off, to borrow a Horse to ride and that the said Mr. Nicholas would have him drink a Tankard of his Ale and smoak a Pipe of Tobacco, which he did, during which time he gave him on Account how he was robbed, describing the Men and Horses, staying there about 3 quarters of an Hour. Afterwards Mr. Nicholas going with him to the Door to see him take Horse, espied three Men such as he had described coming along, and there being a Gate that they must go through, he went and shut it; they finding the Gate shut, attempted to go back, but Mr. Nichols and the Prosecutor endeavouring to stop them, two of them got away, one of them giving Nichols a Cut on the Head with a Hanger, but he laid hold on the Prisoner's Bridle and held him, and that the Prisoner struck Mr. Nichols several times with a Whip, but he secured him, dismounted him, took the Whip from him; that he had likewise a Hanger at his Girdle, but without a Scabbard; that there was a Wig found in the Road that some of them had dropped, and likewise a Pistol charged with Powder and Ball. All the Circumstances after the Prosecutor came to Mr. Nichols's House were likewise sworn to by Mr. Nichols. The Prisoner denied the Fact; and being asked how he came to be in the Company, he said he was going to one Capt. Scroggs at a Town not far from the Place, he meeting with the other two Men on the Road they undertook to put him into his Way, and that when they robbed the Prosecutor they threatned him that if he offered to stir they would shoot, and that he was at a considerable distance off. He gave no Account how he came by the Prosecutor's Whip. A great many Persons appeared to his Reputation who gave him a good Character; that he hadlived with his Father at Knight's Bridge, who kept an Inn there (and as one said used to draw his Father's Liquorments) and that now his Father being dead, and his Mother being a Woman of an Estate, he looked after it, collecting her Rents,&c. that he had always behaved himself well, and that they never heard of his having committed any such irregularity. The Matter of Fact being thus plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment; but intimated to the Recorder that several of them had known him very well, and that he had so well behaved himself, that they were surprized to hear him charged with such a Crime; that they verily believed it was his first Fact, and therefore requested the Recorder to represent the Case accordingly to his Majesty: To whom the Recorder, since they requested him, said he would do it .

[Death. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17170911-37

, of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing 17 Yards of Calamanco val.30 s. out of the Shop of John Richardson , the 21st of August last. The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoner came into his Shop to match a Pattern of Calimanco, and put the Piece under her dinghood and went out of the Shop, but was followed, and it was taken from under her Ridinghood. The Prisoner was very ancient, and many appeared in her behalf, who deposed she was a Woman that lived very credibly in the World, had wherewithal to live upon, and that at times she was disorder'd in her Head, and used to behave herself very odly. The Jury considering the Matter acquitted her.

Reference Number: t17170911-38

William Smith and John Wright of St. Martin's in the Fields , were indicted for breaking open the Dwelling-house of John Knights in the Night-time, the 13th of August last, and taking thence a Copper-pots, value 20 s.12 pewter Dishes val.40 s. and other Goods, together with his License for selling Drink, and a general Release . The Prosecutor

deposed. That about 2 a Clock in the morning his Wife hearing a Noise, told him, She fear'd they were robb'd, that she getting out of Bed, went down, and found his Door broken open, and saw two Men in a Court, but they got away, setting down the Pots for him, as he supposed, to over coming along, so they got off, but were afterwards taken in another Robbery, and at their Apprehension his and Release found in Smith's Pocket and a Handkerchief; and put of the Goods were found at a Broker's, by the Information Wright had given, who had confesed the whole Matter before the Justice. Smith pretended he found the and Release in Covent Garden. He was an old Offender, having pleaded his Majesty's Pardon last December. The Jury found them both Guilty of the Indictment.

Will. Smith was indicted a 2d time for stealing a Diaper val.5 s. and other Goods from William Cassel the 20th of August last. But the Proof not being positive against him he was acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17170911-39

Robert Lee of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for a Rape committed upon Rebecca Mullins , an Infant of 17 Years of Age , the 6th of July last. Reb Mullins deposed, That she went into the Prisoner's Boat at the Horse Ferry, to cross the Water, and that when they were in the middle of the Tide, he frightened her very much, that he threw her down in the Boat, that she cry'd out, that some Boats came toward them, and the Prisoner made off, that he frightened her very much, and set her ashore. This being all that she would say, the jury acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17170911-40

William Field , junior, of St Dunstan's Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Tankard, val.6 l. out of the Dwelling-house of Gilbert Rody , the 12th of June last. The Prosecutor deposed, the Prisoner's Father recommended him to him as a servant , not owning him to be his Son, but saying as a Relation, who's Parents lived at Dartford in Kent, and as an honest Fellow, whereupon he hired him to draw Drink for 50 s, per Annum, and that the next Day he went away with the Tankard. The Prisoner pretended that he was going a little way, and met a Woman that was with Child, with whom he having had conversation, and she threatned to lay the Child to him, and so not thinking himself safe there, he went away, but denied knowing any thing of the Tankard, saying, the House stood by the Water-side, where Watermen came in at the back Door, and might take it. The Evidence indeed were positive that no body but he could have it. However the Jury acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17170911-41

John Stevens of East Bedford was indicted for committing a Rape on Elizabeth Banks , a Virgin of 20 Years of Age , the 6th of May last. The Prosecutor deposed, she was going down to Salisbury along with the Waggon, her Mother being sick in it. That there not being room in the Waggon, she and another Woman that was with Child went on Foot, that as they were going along Piccadilly, the Prisoner enquired of her if she was going along with the Waggon? she replied, Yes. And after some Discourse, he claiming Acquaintance with her as a Townswoman, he parted from them, and she saw him no more till she came to Hounslow. That Mr. Bush, the Salisbury Waggoner had taken the big-bellyed Woman into the Waggon, so she was left by her Self. That he would have her go in to drink, which with Importunity she did, that there came also Bush the Waggoner, and the Waggon going before, they all three walked four Miles together, to a place called Bellsound. That there Bush the Waggoner left them two together, and went after his Waggon to Stains. That it growing Night, she began to be in Fear, and the Prisoner bid her not be afraid, he would take Care of her, and knew the Way; that coming to a Lane this side Stains, three Miles long, there was a Foot-path in the Field on the inside of the Hedge; that going along, she was overjoyed that she happened to be in the Company of a Man in Years, and a sober Man, and her Townsman too. But having walked a pretty Way together, he on a sudden put his Foot before her and threw her down upon a Hillock, so that her Body lay over it, and her Heels higher than her Head, and fell upon her, getting between her Legs, lying with his Face upon hers so close she could scarce breathe; that she cry'd out for Christ Jesus's sake to him not to injure her, but that he holding her down in that Posture that she could make no use of her Hands or Feet to get up, put his Finger into her Body and tore her very much, and afterwards lay with her. That afterwards they went together to Stains, and the next Day took another Road; that she was very much injured, bled very much for a long time after; and that coming to Salisbury she apply'd her self to a Surgeon, had Medicines, from him, had been in a very ill Condition eversince, was So now and under a Surgeon's Hand, was intirely ruined, and never like to recover her Health again. That she told the Doctor how she had been served, and that he knowing the Prisoner, told her, if she swore it against him, she would take away his Life, and persuaded her to make it up; that accordingly he had endeavoured to make up the Matter between them. That she remaining still very ill, and hearing he was come to London, came up and prosecuted him. John Millet , the Surgeon deposed, That she did make Complaint of such Usage to him two Days after her coming down, that she was very ill in her private Parts, and that the Prisoner had offered her Violence as she was coming from London, and that upon Examination, he found she had an Excoration in the Parts mentioned, that he gave Medicine, accordingly; that afterwards she complained of fainting Fits, for which he applied proper Remedies, and that after that she complained of a Pain in her Head; and that he was of Opinion her Illness might proceed from Heat of Urine. He deposed likewise, that he did, by her Consent, speak of it to the Prisoner, and that he said, if he had done her any Injury, he would pay for her Cure; that he brought the Prisoner and the Prosecutor Face to Face, and that there were Offers made to make up the Matter, and that she insisted upon 5 l. She being asked of the Court, when she made this Matter known first, she owned she did not to any Body till she came to Salisbury; she said, she was afraid to tell her Mother of it, she being sick, and distemper'd in her Head some time before, supposing it would have put her into Fits, and been the Death of her. It appeared that the Prisoner and Prosecutor after the Commission of this Fact walk'd together to the same Inn at Stanes, and lodg'd there that Night, and no Mention was made to the Carrier, nor any Body else, and that she afterwards went on Foot great part of the Way, as the Carrier deposed, that the Weather was very bad, and that might probably be a great Occasion of her Illness. Upon hearing the whole Matter, the Jury acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17170911-42

John Harrad of St. Leonard Shoreditch , was indicted for stealing, a Copper Porridge Pot, value 7 s the Property of Ann Manning , the 9th of August last, the fact being plainly proved upon the Prisoner, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17170911-43

Samuel Colthurst of Hesson was indicted for Assaulting and Robbing William Murry on the High Way; and taking from him a Silver Hilted Sword value 40 s.12 Handkerchiefs value 20s. a Silver Snuff Box value 20 s. and 40 s. in Money , the 29th of August last; the Prosecutor deposed he was robbed on Hounslow Heath by two Men who clapped a Pistol to his Breast; but he did believe the Prisoner was not one of them: some of the things were found in a Trunk in the Prisner's Lodgings; but there were several Reasons to believe that it was not him but his Brother, so the Jury Acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17170911-44

Thomas Rice of St. James's Westminster was indicted for privately stealing a pair of Silk Stockings value 8 s. out of the Shop of Richard Par the 10th of February last: the Fact was proved, but being within the Act of Grace, he was acquitted of the Penalty.

Reference Number: t17170911-45

Ann Stretchbury of St. Giles in the Fields was indicted for feloniously stealing Goods to the value of 20 s. the Property of Jonas Hannaway and Gaston Orm , the 2d of August last. It appeared by the Evidence that the Prisoner had been a Servant in the Family, and had put the Goods into her Box in order to carry them away: the Jury thereupon found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17170911-46

Margaret Rochet , of St. Andrews Holbourn was indicted for stealing a Holland Shirt value 30 s. and some other Goods of small value, belonging to several Persons, out of the dwelling House of Matth.ew Johnson , the 3d of July last. It appear'd by the Evidence that the Prisoner came there to lodge, and carried away the Goods; the Fact being plain, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17170911-47

Mary Middleton of St. Giles in the Fields was indicted for privately stealing Goods to the value of 6 s.4 d. out of the Shop of James Mason , the 25th of July last: the Fact being plainly proved, she was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17170911-48

Sarah Killingsworth St. Botolph's Aldgate was indicted for privately stealing a pair of Stockings, value 2 s.6 d. in the Shop of William Jackson , the 3d of this Instant September : the Fact being plainly proved upon her, the Jury found her guilty to the value of 10d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17170911-49

Abraham Demant , of St. Katharines , was indicted for feloniously stealing 150 Pound Weight of Human Hair, value 50 l. the Property of Lazarus Joseph , the 19th of June last: The Prosecutor being a Dutch Jew, and the Evidence Foreigners, they deposed by an Interpreter as follows: Lazarus Joseph deposed, that he came in the Gloucester Sloop, Capt. Phillips, Master, a Passenger from Holland, and brought on board the said Ship a Bag marked S. J. with 150 lb. of Human Hair in it, and left it on board the said Ship; that he going to fetch this Bag on shore could not find it. The other Evidences, who were Passengers likewise, deposed, that they saw such a Bag on board, and the Prisoner and one Jebone carried it towards the Cook-Room in the middle of the Day, and that they afterwards went on Shore; but they could not tell what became of it afterwards. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and called several to his Reputation, who gave him a

good Character. Mr. Philips, the Master of the Ship, deposed he had sailed with him for six Months, and that he never knew him guilty of the least Dishonesty; that he had served an Apprenticeship to his Father, and he had known him all the time, and as an honest Fellow had employ'd him. He deposed likewise, that he did not believe there were any such Goods brought on board; that he nor any of his Ships Crew had never seen any such Bag; that the Prosecutor had never given an account of any such Goods to him, or to his Mate, or to his Steward; and added, that the Prosecutor pleaded so much Poverty, that he would have begged his Passage. Another Person deposed, that the Prosecutor came to him to go with him to the Ship to fetch a Bag and a Basket; that he asked him what was in it, and he answer'd, nothing but his old Clothes; and pleaded so great Poverty, that he told him he had not Six-pence in the World. The Tide-Surveyor deposed, that when he went on board the said Ship he saw no such Parcel there; that if he had he should have taken an account of it, it being Merchandize, and such as pays 20 l. per Cent. Duty; and that there was no such Goods enter'd at the Custom house; and added, that he thought it was impossible that a parcel of that Bulk and Weight could be carried out of the Ship at Noon Day, as had been deposed, when there were several Tide-Waiters on board. Upon the whole the Jury acquitted him.

Reference Number: t17170911-50

Elizabeth Arthur , of St. Ann's Westminster , was indicted for the Murther of her Male Bastard Infant by drowning it in a House of Office . Mary Ashtol deposed, the Prisoner came to her, telling her she was ill, and had not the conveniency of lying down on the Bed at her Lodgings, it being a Press Bed and turned up; and therefore desired leave to lie down upon her Bed; which she granted. That she lay there five or six Hours, during which time she went in several times, and asked her how she did, and she said she was very ill; that she did not perceive her to be with Child, that she went out, and when she came home found her sitting upon the Bedside; that she said she was very ill; and she taking notice that her Sheets were in an odd pickle, asked her how they came so: she made her an Answer as proper as the Case would hear without telling the Truth, and took the Sheets away with her, wash'd them and brought them again the next Day. But suspecting there had been a Child born, search was made, and the Child found in the House of Office. The Constable and others deposed, that at her Apprehension she first deny'd the Fact, but afterwards owned it: and being asked why she put the Child there, she replied, Because she did not know where else to put it; that she did it to conceal her Shame, and that by so doing she had brought her self to more, and was now heartily sorry for it. The Prisoner pleaded that the Child was Still born, and came before its Time; and that she had made her case known to a Midwife, and several other Persons, and that she had provided Necessaries for it. There were some Persons that confirm'd these Circumstances; a Midwife, an experinc'd Nurse, and some other Women, who saw the Child, gave their Opinions that it came four, five or six Weeks before its full time: and a Bailiff's Wife deposed, she came to her about 4 Months since, giving her 3 s.6 d. for a Writ to arrest one who she said she was with Child by, in order that having by that means secured him she might oblige him to provide for it. The Jury considering the whole Matters, acquitted her.

Reference Number: t17170911-51

William Fuller , commonly known by the Name of Evidence Fuller , or as as he had stiled himself Colonel Fuller, was indicted for a Misdemeanor in Cheating Richard Jones of 18 l.5 s. The Prosecutor deposed, That the Prisoner pretended to him he was Lieutenant Governors of the Tower and Warden of the Mint; he using to frequent the House of a Woman that was his Neighbour, took Acquaintance with him, asking him how Trade went, and what be made by his Business, telling, him be appearing to be an honest industrious Man be had a mind to be kind to him, and would help him to a Store-keeper's Place in the Tower, which would be 60 l. a Year for Life, but that he must furnish him with Money for taking out a Deputation and such incident Charges; that he thereupon, being elevated at the hopes of his Preferment let him have Money in order thereunto; that the Prisoner often came and sent to him for more Money, pretending that he met sometimes with one Obstacle and sometimes another, but a little more Money would remove all, and he would he put into the Possession of his Office; but at last perceived he had been trick'd out of his Money. The Prisoner denied the Fact, saying he never made any such Pretences; that the Prosecutor had lent him the Money, and that he never had any Mony of him but what he took Notes of his Hand for the Payment of. The Prosecutor reply'd to this, that he never took any one Note of him for his Money, but only that the Prisoner had put a Note into his Hand to go and receive 5 l. for him of a Hoy-Man, but would never let him go to receive the Money upon the Note. And that he had also given him a Note to go to his Sister's Steward and receive of him 151 l. but could never hear of any such Person. It appeared that the Fact was committed before the Act of Grace and so the Prisoner was entitled to a Pardon; but upon this Condition, that the Prosecution being begun before the Act commenced, he was obliged to pay the Prosecutor his Charges, which was about 50 s. and accordingly he was informed by the Court that if he did so he might lay claim to the benefit of it; but he pleaded he was so poor he had not 50 Farthings: Upon which the Court asked the Prosecutor if he would take his Word for the 50 s. to which he replied, no, not for a crocked Pin. The Court ask'd him how he could suffer himself to be so imposed upon from time to time by him, he reply'd, because he thought he was bewitch'd. The Fact being plain the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.

He was likewise a Second time indicted for a Misdemeanor in Cheating Henry Parry of 40 l. The Prosecutor deposed, the Prisoner using to come to the Tilt Yard Coffee-house, where he lived, took an Opportunity of telling him that he was a pretty Fellow, and it was pity he should spend his Time in filling out Dishes of Coffee,&c, and that he took such a liking to him that he would prefer him, telling him he had a great Place in the Treasury, and was a Commissioner of the Customs, and would put him into a Land-Waiter's Place, and wheedled him under this Expectation out of Money at various Times to the Sum of 40 l. making the same Excuses as he had done to the other Person for the deferring his being put into Place; one time it could not be till Term, and then he should be sworn in the Treasury, and another time another Hinderance; and that he told him he should go down with him to his Estate in Kent, where he was to receive a 1000 l. And this was within the Limits of the Act of Grace, as well as the other; but he could not comply with the Conditions of the Act, by paying the Prosecutor his Costs, as before, and so the Tryal went on. The Prisoner, as before, denied his Pretences, and said it was Money lent, and what he would pay whenever he should retrieve his Misfortunes. He said likewise it was a Debt, in that he had given him Notes of his Hand for it. The Prosecutor acknowledged he had a Note for 20 l. and that he gave him a Bill to receive 150 l. of his Sister's Steward (in Nubibu) as he had done the other Prosecutor. The Prisoner alledged that he had unkind Usage, in that the Prosecutors had contrived to defer his Tryal to this time, when those Persons who would have spoke in his Favour were out of Town; and being asked who they were, he answer'd, the Lord Townsend, Mr. Walpole, and some other Great Men: The Court told him, that was a very pernicious Contrivance indeed, if it were so; out however since these Great Men did not appear in his behalf, desired him if he had any Persons of less Figure to speak in his Reputation, challenging him to find one in the whole Court (which was then very full) to do it; but none appearing, the Jury found him guilty of this Misdemeanor likewise.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17170911-52

Charles Powel of St. Botolph Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 108 Guineas,2 double Doubloons,1 Moidore, and other Gold, to the sum of 124 l 10 s. from Jos. Dickinson , the 22d of August last. The Prosecutor deposed, That he lodged that Night, as he usually did, When in Town, at the Dolphin Inn near Bishopsgate , and that going to Bed, he put his Breeches under his Pillow, with the Money in his Pocket in a Silk Purse, that the Chamberlain coming to him in the Morning, between 2 and 3 a Clock, told him his Door had been opened, and asked him if he had lost nothing? whereupon he felt for his purse, and found it was gone, and jump'd out of Bed, and ran down Stairs, found the Prisoner booted and ready to go away, and charged him with his Money; and that after some time found the Purse with the Money hid in a Parcel of Stones in the Yard, but wanting 12 Guineas, which was found in the Prisoner's Watch-pocket. The Hostler deposed, That the Prisoner came into the Yard, about 2 of the Clock, and called for his Horse, and wanted his Boots. But he told him the Chamberlain had lock'd them up, and he must call him up to help him to them; to which he seemed unwilling, telling him he would not have him disturb'd; but if he could get them without him, he would give him something for himself, and also leave something for the Chamberlain; he told him he could not, and so called the Chamberlain, who gave them him, and he was putting them on, and that in the mean time the Chamberlain went up Stairs, and he heard him talk with the Prosecutor, and what he said, and he believed the Prisoner did hear him too. And that while he was putting on his Boots, he starts up on a sudden, and said he must go into the Yard; that he wondering at this sudden Motion, look'd after him, saw him go to the Stones, put his Hand in his Pocket, heard the Stones rattle, and that he came in again immediately, and staid not to make Water or do any thing else; that when he was come in again, the Prosecutor and Chamberlain came down immediately, and taxed him with the Money, which was found as aforesaid. The Chamberlain deposed, The Prisoner came in about 7 of the Clock that Night to lodge, said he should stay 2 Nights, and was going to Canterbury. That when the Prosecutor went to Bed he attended him, lock'd his Chamber Door, and put the Key under it, and that being call'd up in the Morning, he admir'd that the Prisoner

was going away so early and in such a Hurry, therefore having given him his Boots, went up to see all was safe in his Chamber, and going by the Prosecutor's Door, saw it had been forced open, and waked him, as has been before related. The Landlord and several other Evidence confirmed the circumstances as to the finding of the Purse of Money among the Stones, and the 12 Guineas in his Pocket, and that the Prosecutor as soon as he saw the Purse, said the Strings had been opened, and that there was in the Purse when he had it in his Pocket,124 l.10 s. That they counted it and found it wanted just 12 Guineas, that the 12 Guineas which made up the Sum neither more nor less were found in his Pocket and that about 15 s. in his other

Another Evidence deposed, that the Prisoner hired a Horse for Days to go to Rochester, and had kept him 7 months and he had never seen him all that time, till hearing of him on account of this Fact, he came to the Dolphin Inn and there found his Horse. The Prisoner in his defence called an Evidence, one Alexander Darwent alias Macdonald, who deposed that meeting with the Prisoner about 5 a Clock the Day before he was charged with this Fact, they went to drink together, and while they were drinking, a Man habited like a Country Farmer came in and paid him 12 Guineas, and 2 s upon a Note, and that the Prosecutor gave him a receipt on the Backside of the Note, but he was very much suspected by the Court, to be a hired Evidence, and this Suspicion was heightened by the Deposition of one Longstaff and another Person, who deposed, that one Norton came to him in behalf of the Prisoner, telling him he had a Friend in Newgate on Suspicion of a Robbery, and it was like to go hard with him, unless he would serve him in procuring a Person that should give the Prisoner a Note for 13 l. and dated about 7 Weeks, and payable about the time, or little before the Commission of this Fact, and that the Prisoner would immediately write a Receipt upon the Back of it, that thereupon to penetrate into the Secret, he did procure a Man who was to make a Shew of doing so, and went to the Prisoner to Newgate, wrote such a Note, but did not sign it; agreed for the Praemium to swear to it, which was a Guinea, and half a Crown per duem during the Attendance at the Sessions This Note was to have confirm'd the Evidence of Mackdonald. He added likewise, that the Prisoner had been before discharged of a Felony at Ailsbury by the Management of Norton. The Court perceiving the Contryvance, ordered Mackdonald to Newgate, and the Jury found the Prisoner guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

Reference Number: t17170911-53

William Redmayn was indicted for printing and publishing a scandalous Libel, intitled, The Case of Sabisn in the Church of England truly stated, written by Mr. Howell , to which indictment be pleaded guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

Reference Number: s17170911-1

The Tryals being over, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as followeth:

Receiv'd Sentence of Death,15.

Thomas Saunders , George Hutchinson , William Lane , John Marriot , John Mash , Charles Powel , Mary Hall , C - J -, William Smith , John Wright , Thomas Hoskins alias Matthews, John Linn , John Dickinson , William Rose , George Haynes .

Burnt in the Hand,8.

Ann West , James Ellikar , John Rose , Dorcas Stanes , Margaret Shropshire , John Green , Will Nichols , John King .

To be Whipt,12.

Hannah Pinnion , Margaret Jones , Elizabeth Davis , Jane Townsend , Mary Hardcastle , Elizabeth Richardson , Mary Jackson , Sarah Killingsworth , Margaret Rochett , Ann Stretchbury , Mary Middleton , John Harrard .

Thomas Panton alias Panting, fined 200 l. and Two Years Imprisonment.

William Redmain fined 500 l. and Five Years Imprisonment.

William Fuller fined 50 l. and 2 Years Imprisonment. Abel Downs fined 20 l. and One Year's Imprisonment.

Reference Number: a17170911-1

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